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US contracts Lockheed Martin for 78 more F-35s

Khalem Chapman

Lockheed Martin has been contracted to produce 78 more F-35s for the US Air Force (USAF), US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy, in a contract modification worth roughly US$4.7bn.

Khalem Chapman

Draken launches Mirage F1M combat training missions

Khalem Chapman

US-based adversary air (ADAIR) contractor, Draken International, has commenced training operations with the US Air Force (USAF), using its ‘new', second-hand Mirage F1M fighters.

Khalem Chapman

Boeing receives new Poseidon production contract

Khalem Chapman

Boeing has been contracted to produce a further 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – a deal which includes more aircraft for the US Navy and the first examples for New Zealand and South Korea.

Khalem Chapman
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Pacific Projection

Gordon Arthur

Combat Aircraft Journal joins the US Marine Corps’ 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), a force that projects a big presence in Asia-Pacific.

Gordon Arthur
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'Black Knights' - Back in the Game!

Jamie Hunter

Combat Aircraft Journal reports from MCAS Miramar as VMFA-314 becomes the first F-35 unit at the San Diego base.

Jamie Hunter

'Black Knights' gain Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification

Khalem Chapman

The USMC’s first Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) ‘Black Knights’, has received its Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification (SFFOC).

Khalem Chapman

Modification work begins on new “Air Force One”

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) has announced that the first of two Boeing 747-8s to be modified to VC-25B standard to become a new “Air Force One”, has begun.

Khalem Chapman

The Nighthawk Returns!

Jamie Hunter

Last February, Combat Aircraft Journal brought you the incredible story of the still-active F-117A Nighthawks that were photographed and filmed flying at low level in the Mojave Desert. Aircraft continued to be seen throughout 2019, but of recent their appearances had dropped off. However, now the F-117 is back!

Jamie Hunter
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EA-18G Growler: 21st Century Electronic Attack

Mark Ayton

Air International details the Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft and its Next-Gen Jammer, as Mark Ayton considers what lies ahead for this sophisticated node in the modern battlespace.

Mark Ayton

FLRAA: Modernising the Army

Khalem Chapman

As part of the US Army’s large-scale recapitalisation of its aviation assets, it’s preparing to choose its next-generation medium-lift helicopter under the FLRAA programme, as Khalem Chapman reports.

Khalem Chapman